Japanese solar firm to take on Tesla in roof tile market

Business / Tech Dec 12, 2017

Japanese solar firm to take on Tesla in roof tile market

Solar Frontier K.K. plans to sell solar panels incorporated into roofing and wall materials, taking on Tesla Inc. in building technology that can generate power in the smallest spaces available. Solar Frontier, a wholly owned unit of Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K., is speaking with potential ...

Musk unveils solar roofs made of glass tiles

Business / Tech Oct 29, 2016

Musk unveils solar roofs made of glass tiles

Elon Musk showcased his ambitions to make Tesla Motors Inc. a clean-energy behemoth on Friday, unveiling a new solar roof product at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. As the sun set, Musk told hundreds of guests gathered in an outside courtyard on the "Desperate Housewives" ...

Business / Corporate Sep 20, 2016

SoftBank considers Indian solar panel assembly joint venture

SoftBank Group Corp. is mulling a manufacturing joint venture in India that could produce the solar panels needed to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi's energy targets. "SoftBank's strategy for India includes solar panel manufacturing," Manoj Kohli, executive chairman of SB Energy said in an interview ...